WELCOME TO SAINT ANDREW’S

welcome to Saint Andrews
At St. Andrew’s, we welcome everyone who seeks to experience God (in some way) – and we respect the dignity of every human being. Whether you are a year-round Islander, a summer resident or guest, or a first-time visitor, we very much hope you enjoy your time with us. Come as you are, come be who you are, and see!
tiffany window OVER 100 YEARS OF HISTORY
St. Andrew’s began in 1895 as an Episcopal mission, and by 1910 the church building was consecrated. It features Tiffany stained-glass windows and a pulpit the shape of a dory.
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We are located on the beautiful Island of Martha’s Vineyard. If that’s not reason enough to make it out here, learn more about our endearing Episcopal church.
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St. Andrew’s is an episcopal Church, part of the world-wide Anglican Communion, and a member of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts.
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contact CONTACT US
Church Office: 1-508-627-5330 Rector’s e-mail: fatherchip@standrewsmv.org Office e-mail: office@standrewsmv.org Office Fax: 1-508-627-4318
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RECTOR’S MESSAGE

Greetings, friend! And welcome to our website…we’re so glad you found us! It’s a little hard to describe all the things that are happening here at St. Andrew’s, but I have to say this: Great things are definitely happening, and it’s exciting. Really.  For those who’ve wondered about church these days, this might be a good church to try. I believe all of us have a hunger and thirst inside that can’t be satisfied by food and water. It’s our spiritual side, and life becomes wonderful when we pay attention to it and explore it. The trick is to find a space that can help us nurture our spiritual lives and grow in a safe and welcoming environment.  Some churches are better than others at providing that sort of environment. Those that succeed work for success. We at St. Andrew’s have joyfully undertaken that work.  If you are seeking a place that is renewing itself, we might be just the right fit for you. And if you have a family, this might be a great fit for them, too. A good church can be a wonderful help and lift in life—and in ways that might surprise us.>> read more
UPCOMING EVENTS AT ST. ANDREW’S

IN THE HEAT OF SUMMER! 

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL IS A BLAST!

HIT THE EDUCATION TAB ABOVE TO SEE SOME PICS!

OUR NURSERY IS OPEN every Sunday during our 10:00 worship.  Feel free to bring your children (up through age 5) over to the Parish House at the beginning of worship—we’ll bring them back in time to celebrate the Great Thanksgiving together as one big family.  

GOD IS REVEALED IN SCRIPTURE—and you can experience incredible grace by joining us Tuesday mornings for our 8:22 am Bible Study!  Go ahead—give it a try—it’s painless and joyful!  We’re over in the Parish House…  

EVER STAY AT A MONASTERY?  It is an amazing spiritual experience!  A number of St Andrew’s parishioners have been making a trek to The Society of Saint John the Evangelist for some years now, for a three-day, two-night stint at their Guesthouse in Cambridge.  THIS YEAR, THE DATES ARE FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13 THROUGH SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15—AND THERE ARE STILL ROOMS AVAILABLE.  Please see Father Chip if you’d like to join us!    

THE VINEYARD SOUND IS BACK AGAIN THIS YEAR AT ST ANDREW’S  on Friday nights.  Concerts begin at 7:00 pm and 9:00 pm, and they’re a Vineyard (and St Andrew’s) tradition for a good reason—it’s a great time!  We could use some volunteersto take either July 31 or August 7 (or at least one of the concerts) to be here as St Andrew’s “chaperones”—so if you can help us, please sign up in the Parish Hall—and your concert is FREE!

SAVE THE DATE!  SEPTEMBER 20, 2015!  That’s the date that Lia Kahler, internationally renowned mezzo-soprano opera singer and Island resident, will be performing a fundraiser concert at the Whaling Church to help raise critically-needed funds for two important causes:  The Island Clergy Association’s Emergency Fund for the Homeless, and for Island Veterans.  In addition to the smashing concert, there will be a Silent Auction. Stay tuned for further details over the summer, but do save the date!  

SUMMER PARTY AT THE RECTORY!  Tuesday, August 18, at 6:00 pm.  It is a fun and casual POTLUCK affair, and we’ll grill up the burgers, dogs and chicken, so all you’ll need to do is bring a salad, side dish, dessert, or appetizer.  (If it rains too much, we’ll cancel, and you can find out by calling the church answering machine at 627-5330).  GREAT WAY FOR OUR SUMMER FRIENDS TO HAVE SOME FUN WITH OUR CHURCH FAMILY!  PLEASE COME AND  BRING YOUR FRIENDS!

                                                   

    

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  “The Vision of St Andrew’s Church is to make God present in our families, our neighborhood, our town, the Island of Martha’s Vineyard, and in the world.” 

  

                  Our Vestry

 

Wardens:       Bonnie Deitz and Chris White

Treasurer:       Wesley Brown

Parish Clerk:   

Members at Large:  

Claudia Metell, Pam Monterosso, Caroline Evans, Susan Weibel, Hans von Steiger and Carl Malmquist